The biophilia hypothesis suggests that there is an instinctive bond between human beings and other living systems. In his 1984 book and largely the running go-to when it comes to the subject, Edward O. Wilson introduced and popularized the hypothesis as “the urge to affiliate with other forms of life”.
None is truer to the concept than the case of Ross Lovegrove’s latest collection for Spanish manufacturer Vondom “Biophilia”. Biophilia in essence as is definition, the collection extends to outdoor chairs, arm chairs, sofas and tables. Lovegrove says of the works:
"Biophilia explores the a new design language that forms a dialogue between time , form and space combining the pioneering organic design of Segrada Famila by Antonio Gaudi."
Giving a recognizable nod to the human form and our physical composition, Biophilia works with the gurus of roto-moulding technology Vondom to create the contemporary and shapely designs. Stretching to the inclusion of armchairs, chairs, sofa and an occasional table in various highly saturated colours, Biophilia is a sure-fire hit on the 2013 furniture calendar.
The collection is surely set to inspire furniture of the future whilst providing any space with a fresh and intriguing style which looks forward and acknowledges the past.
The term biophilia can literally mean “love of life or living systems” – and in these current times of paramount sustainability awareness and the need for us as people to repair the damage that we have arguably caused our environment, there is a need for biophilic design to be incorporated into our everyday lives, a constant reminder of our affiliation with the aesthetics of nature.
Biophilia is available nationally at KE-ZU and through its distribution network.
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